Are low cost servers, used for applications such as sales force automation and workgroup collaboration creating server sprawl in your data center? This is a typical situation for many data center operators and before long you often find you have outgrow your available power and cooling capacity. This case study on data center consolidation shows how Cisco was able to help Coca-Cola Bottling company go from 80 servers to 20 virtual machines.
Virtualization has been proven an effective tool for consolidating data center servers. Yet, in this case Coca-Cola Bottling Company decided to build a new data center network that would continue to work with their existing servers and storage as they gradually migrated to a unified fabric for their LAN and SAN networks. By migrating servers to the new design gradually, as equipment ages, leases mature, or the company introduced new applications they were able to minimize expenditures while reaping the rewards of a faster network; increasing available space and power and reducing power cost.
For more details on Coca-Cola Bottling data center consolidation strategies and benefits download this white paper.